Banana Nut Muffins With Candied Walnuts

Muffins are a beloved treat for breakfast, brunch, or anytime you crave a little sweetness in your day. These moist, flavorful muffins are a delightful blend of overripe bananas, crunchy candied walnuts, and a touch of shredded coconut, making them a perfect choice for a cozy morning at home or an on-the-go snack. Here is a delightful recipe for Banana Candied Walnut Nut Muffins that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. These muffins are not only incredibly delicious but also surprisingly easy to make. So, let’s dive into the recipe!

These Banana Candied Walnut Nut Muffins are a true treat for your taste buds. The natural sweetness of overripe bananas, the richness of melted butter, the warmth of cinnamon, and the delightful crunch of candied walnuts all come together to create a mouthwatering experience. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert, these muffins are sure to become a family favorite.

Banana Nut Muffins With Candied Walnuts

Cook Time: 15 minutes
SERVINGS: 1 dozen


4 small bananas, overripe and mashed

1 small banana, overripe and cubed

½ cup (1 stick) melted butter

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

½ cup granulated sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups bread flour

1 ½ tbsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp salt

1 cup candied walnuts, chopped

½ cup shredded coconut

For the topping

½ cup candied walnuts, chopped

2 tbsp granulated sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 410°F (210°C) and line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease each cup lightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, melted butter, lightly beaten eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture is well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the bread flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; it's okay if there are a few lumps.
  • Gently fold in the cubed banana, chopped candied walnuts, and shredded coconut into the batter.
  • Divide the muffin batter equally among the 12 prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 or more full.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ½ cup of chopped candied walnuts and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar for the topping.
  • Sprinkle the walnut-sugar mixture evenly over the top of each muffin.
  • Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean and the tops are golden brown.
  • Once done, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes.
  • After cooling slightly, transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

With a preparation time of just 20 minutes and a baking time of 15-18 minutes, you can whip up a batch of these delectable muffins in no time. So, gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and get ready to savor the heavenly aroma of Banana-Candied Walnut Muffins wafting through your kitchen. Happy baking!

Recipe for: Traditional Candied Walnuts